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On Top: Asian American Councilwoman Fails to Exclude Gays from Anti- Discrimination Ordinance

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Elisa ChanThe San Antonio City Council today passed an anti-discrimination ordinance that includes members of the gay and transgender community, reports On Top Magazine

The local measure received national attention after Councilwoman Elisa Chan (pictured left) was heard on a leaked audio tape calling gays “disgusting.”

Chan, an Asian American, refused to back off from the comment.

“Just because I disagree with the lifestyle of the LGBT community doesn’t mean I dislike them,” Chan told the AP. “Similarly, just because one opposes this ordinance, does not mean one is for discrimination.”

You can read more on today’s vote in On Top and a blog on Chan’s opposition in My SA.

 

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